About this service
Each service user has an individual activity plan tailored around their likes and dislikes and staff are happy to look into enabling any other activities that residents would like to take part in but which are not currently available. Activities include cookery and arts and crafts courses at Dartford College and supported work placements, with one service user working at a charity shop in Gravesend.
Others include swimming, bowling, trampolining, hydrotherapy, horse riding, walking, budgeting skills, trips to the cinema, theatre, concerts, discos and clubs. Service users also enjoy personal shopping trips, visiting local cafes and going out for meals.
What we offer
Sheringham House is a five-minute walk from a parade of shops, local cafes, pubs and is close to bus routes. It has a homely atmosphere, with communal spaces including a lounge and dining room.
There are five bedrooms on the ground floor and five on the first, all with an en suite bath, wet room or shower. There is also a communal bathroom on the ground floor with a bath lift for service users with mobility issues. Outside, there is a very large, level garden with lawns, a sensory garden, an activity cabin, potting shed and a vegetable patch, along with a trampoline and swings.
The main train station is around two miles away and Gravesend is conveniently located for travel to London, with the East End around 25 miles away and central London approximately a one-hour journey by car or train. Sheringham House has its own MPV seven-seat vehicle as well as a disabled access car, which is able to take a wheelchair-user and three other people.
Meet the team
Mark Welsby is the service manager at Sheringham. Mark has over 14 years’ experience in the social care sector. Marks has gained NVQ Level 4 Health and Social Care, CMI Certificate level 3 in management and Leadership and CMI Diploma in management and leadership.
Mark works with a staff team of 21 that have well over one hundred years of care experience between them. The training they have gained are, Positive behaviour support training, Autism, and all mandatory training courses. Five staff have recently gained intensive interaction training, and all of the staff team have an NVQ2 or above and we have three staff members who are working towards there NVQ3.
Sheringham House throw a surprise 40th Birthday party for Chris
Chris Brooke, who lives at Sheringham House, our residential service in Gravesend, recently celebrated his 40th Birthday.
New horizons for Christopher, from Sheringham House
When people say they could eat ‘anything’ they don’t normally mean it, but staff at Sheringham House know only too well that literally anything will be viewed as fair game by one of the autistic men they support.